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Dropbox just doubled down on collaboration (again)

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Dropbox is holding a conference in San Francisco today called “Work in Progress.” It includes some sessions on the general topic of staying happy and productive in a world with an ever-increasing number of distractions, culminating in an off-the-record conversation this afternoon with former First Lady Michelle Obama. But the event’s keynote this morning, hosted by Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, was all about the service itself—and primarily about a new core experience the company is calling Dropbox Spaces.

Though Spaces is still about managing and sharing content, it goes well beyond Dropbox’s familiar file-folder metaphor with features such as the ability to search for images that depict specific items (such as “clothing”); integrations with other tools such as calendars, Trello, and Dropbox’s own Paper); more ambitious previews for file formats such as AutoCAD; and a whole lot more. The service also uses machine learning to highlight activity updates from coworkers which it thinks are most likely to be........

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